Man accused of embezzling over $80,000 from Proof Artisan Distillery

Fargo, ND-- Authorities in Fargo say after an internal embezzlement investigation at the proof artisan distillery. Officials have concluded that Justin Ekildsen stole around $85,000.

According to court documents, Ekildsen appears to have kept all of the food sales from his time at the establishment from October of 2015 to December of last year, including an estimated $18,000 from the house cash box, and $63,000 expected cash intake.

This investigation was led by distillery president Joel Kath, who will now turn over these findings and wait for the state attorney to determine what charges will be filed.